Assetto Corsa Competizione is getting a free upgrade for PS5 and Xbox Series X|S next year on 24th February 2022.

The upgrade will be a major improvement over the last generation PS4 and Xbox One release, able to push the frame rate up to 60fps. The game will also let you import your save from the last-gen versions of the game, has support for private multiplayer lobbies and will include the new car liveries for the 2021 season of GT World Challenge.

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To go with the upgrade, Kunos Simulazioni and publisher 505 Games will bringing out a new physical release of the game for PS5 and Xbox Series X|S. This release will bundle in the 2020 GT World Challenge Pack DLC which came out at the tail end of last year. It features:

  • Autodromo Internazionale Enzo e Dino Ferrari – Imola
  • Ferrari 488 GT3 EVO 2020
  • Mercedes-AMG GT3 EVO (2020)
  • 60+ new car liveries
  • All 2020 GT WORLD CHALLENGE drivers and team entries
  • 2020 Pirelli “DHE” Tyre Model
  • 2020 GT WORLD CHALLENGE Season BoP

The timing of this announcement via IGN is a little bit odd, considering that an Assetto Corsa showcase is due to be held at 1PM BST on 27th August. Kunos Simulazioni also have an Assetto Corsa mobile game out in just a few days, and have previously stated that Assetto Corsa 2 is in development, though only expected for release in 2024.

Assetto Corsa Competizione running on PlayStation 4.

Assetto Corsa Competizione has built itself up from the ground over the last few years, with Kunos Simulazioni developing the game through Steam Early Access up to its 1.0 release in 2019. As with the first Assetto Corsa game, it was then ported across to consoles.

Sadly Assetto Corsa Competizione disappointed upon its 2020 release for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. While it retained the series’ renowned handling model and an impressive attention to detail for its recreation of GT formulae, but was particularly hampered by a poor frame rate, unable to meet the 30fps target.

With other issues surrounding the game at release, Tom said in our Assetto Corsa Competizione review:

“With a career mode lacking in substance, strange bugs and a limited set of content, Assetto Corsa Competizione is hard to recommend. Perhaps in 2021, with a slew of patches and DLC expansions it will be in a better place, but for now, Assetto Corsa Competizione is a superlative solo driving experience trapped in a flawed video game.”

Here’s hoping the PS5 and Xbox Series X|S upgrade can let this game really shine on console.

Source: IGN

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